Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club raises funds for children at 29th Annual NiteFlite


The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club hosted its 29th annual NiteFlite events from Friday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 20, raising more than half of a million dollars for local children charities.

The annual NiteFlite festivities raised just over $616,000 for more than a dozen local children’s charities, including charity partners from the #LoveUp Foundation and Playworks, according to a press release.

The #LoveUp Foundation has several major programs for foster care children including Children’s Heart Gallery and Christmas Wish on 104.7 KISS FM. #LoveUp is funded through corporate donations and grants, individual contributions and the sale of #LoveUp t-shirts, the press release stated.

The weekend welcomed the return of the popular NiteFlite Golf Tournament at McCormick Ranch Golf Cub on Friday, Oct. 19, offering participants a day of golf, food, drink and the opportunity to win prizes.

More than 1,500 people attended the formal gala at the W Scottsdale Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 20, to enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants and win prizes during the night-long raffle. Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra were the emcees at this year’s NiteFlite Gala.

“We are overwhelmed by the amazing support we received from this year’s record-breaking NiteFlite Gala and are so excited about the positive impact this will have on our charity partners,” said NiteFlite Chairman, Christopher Maderazzo, in a prepared statement.

The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club is now gearing up for its next big fundraiser. Brokers for Kids and Agents Benefiting Children will take place at Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday, April 13, with a full day Olympiad Championship.

The event is a contest involving residential real estate agents and commercial brokers in a fundraiser that culminates with a full day of head-to-head games between teams.

The money raised will go to help charity partners, The Care Fund and Boys Hope Girls Hope. The Care Fund’s mission is to financially and resourcefully support Arizona families who endured financial hardship while experiencing extended illness or injury to their children.

Boys Hope Girls Hope is a non-profit that provides scholarship to underprivileged kids in both community-based and residency-based programs, ensuring a good start towards a college education.

To learn more about The Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club visit scottsdale2030.org.

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